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    Tom at RHD is offline Junior Member
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    Lightbulb Anyone Tried Vivitrol After Detoxing from Suboxone? Did it help?

    Has anyone had personal experience with treatment with Vivitrol after detoxing from Suboxone?

    I appreciate any info you can give.

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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Vivitrol After Detoxing from Suboxone? Did it help?

    Are you asking about Naltrexone? If so, check out this thread http://www.heroin-detox.com/urod-rap...using-ldn.html

    This member called "thisisit" used low dose Naltrexone several months after coming off Suboxone. She thoroughly journaled the details during her use of it.

    You can also find a lot of first hand info about Naltrexone in the UROD/Naltrexone forum
    http://www.heroin-detox.com/urod-rap...ox-naltrexone/

    By the way, by your user name it looks like you work at a rehab facility? Or maybe a crisis help line? Just curious.
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Vivitrol After Detoxing from Suboxone? Did it help?

    Welcome to ODR Tom....
    Here's another link that may help http://www.heroin-detox.com/urod-rap...tml#post338284

    In the mean time, you might give us a little more 411 on your sits to help us help you.
    Last edited by jdude; 02-24-2011 at 10:09 PM.
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    Tom at RHD is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Vivitrol After Detoxing from Suboxone? Did it help?

    I don't work in a rehab but I do run a program for people who are opiate dependent (counseling, case management, HIV/HCV stuff, syringe exchange etc.) and I have a blog/website .

    I think Vivitrol sounds interesting in theory but wonder how it's worked out for people who have tried it. Naltrexone has not worked well for the people I know who have tried it because it was too easy to just stop taking the medication as part of a relapse. Vivitrol helps remove that temptation since you only have to make that decision once per month. But I'm wondering how effective people are finding it at reducing cravings. I also wonder about people's experience as far as side effects or other issues.



    Moderator Note: The blog/website has been edited pending administrative approval. Should any one be interested, email or PM the author and he may be willing to share it.
    Last edited by jdude; 02-25-2011 at 07:08 AM.

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    Default Re: Anyone Tried Vivitrol After Detoxing from Suboxone? Did it help?

    Tom, Please check your PMs. I am interested to get more info about the program you work for. I used to do voluteer work for a state/county run program very similar to yours and am wanting to find out more info about it.
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